Action Alerts

Cotton is Back in Title I of the Farm Bill

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton is now officially recognized as an eligible commodity under Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill. A budget and appropriation bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on February 9th, officially amended the 2014 Farm Bill to designate “seed cotton” as a covered commodity for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […] Read more...

Members of Congress Urge FDA Action on “Fake Rice”

Friday, February 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several rice state representatives led by Congressman Rick Crawford recently submitted a written letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging action to address a growing concern among the U.S. rice industry. The rice industry is frustrated and concerned with new food products utilizing the term rice to describe items that contain no actual […] Read more...

Cotton Council’s February Economic Review

Friday, February 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, February 8th, the National Cotton Council (NCC) published its February Economic Review. The Review offers the latest information related to the economic issues surrounding the cotton industry. According to the report, as of February, Arkansas was the 4th largest cotton producing state with 1.137 million bales ginned. The report offers additional insight into […] Read more...

Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens Century Farm Applications

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/8/2018 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov See this release online. Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens 2018 Century Farm Program through May Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Arkansas Century Farm program. Arkansas Century Farm families have owned and farmed […] Read more...

February WASDE Report

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. Most analysts viewed the latest report as neutral with regard to having any significant market impact. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/circulars/production.pdf http://www.farmfutures.com/market-reports/markets-mixed-after-usda-report http://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-production/production-outlook-acreage/cotton-highlights-from-february-wasde-report-3/ http://www6.intlfcstone.com/arlan-suderman-webinar/?utm_source=PardotCampaign&utm_campaign=Webinar&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Arlan-Suderman-Webinar Read more...
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